Checked out a movie at my local BBI express located at a Sheetz. I have an online account so I usually don't pay extra for movies. This is the first time I have visited one. I was impressed. I just wanted a movie on the spur of the moment to watch last night with the family. I have been noticing each time I drive by there seems to be someone at the machine. This is much more traffic than when it was first installed a few months ago. Anyway I wanted a new release movie but every single new release was checked out. So I settled for an older movie.
Just giving comment on my local BBI express machine. I know that BBI doesn't get 100% of the revenue from new releases but any % of 100% sold out is money they weren't getting before. Especially for such a small footprint and no out of pocket for them.
By the way went back tonight for another movie. Got there and had to wait on someone to finish up at the kiosk. Then after I got my movie someone came up right behind me to return a movie and rent another one.
Is everyone else seeing this kind of action at their local BBI Express?
I have not seen this type of action at a kiosk yet, but i see they have deployed about 30 more kiosks in Michigan in the last 3-4 weeks. If this type of deployment is going on all over the nation this has to be good.
How much did you pay for one movie? I just got Shutter Island and Ongbak 2 from Redbox for only $1.09. One movie was free. I reserved and checked out the two movies online and all I had to do was swipe my credit card at the kiosk. I now understand why Redbox is killing Blockbuster.
BBI needs to offer downloads for a monthly fee. I subscribed to BBI's disc by mail, but I am no longer happy with it. I have been waiting for Shutter Island for two weeks now, and I just got that movie from Redbox. Why should I pay $12.99 a month when I can get the movies I want from Redbox?
The online is great for someone like myself that watches a lot of movies and shows. I definitely get my monies worth each month - I never feel ripped off. I couldn't use Redbox I would feel rushed each time I get a movie. I would be paying $3 for each movie. Plus I can't get season series like TrueBlood, Lost, 24, or The Shield. I absolutely love going in the stores and immediately exchanging my mailer for a movie. That is the difference over Netflix - I get my next movie immediately!!
To answer the first question - I live in central NC.